Are you one of the many UK early childhood settings endeavouring to develop reflective learning?
Are you in some way influenced by the work of Sightlines Initiative/ Reggio Emilia?
We are trying to join the dots: but very often we don’t even know where the ‘dots’ are, so would you like to join our survey?
- We know that many individual settings are working hard to create principled practice, and we believe connection, recognition, and visibility could help you directly. Even in easy times, change is hard, and the times aren’t easy!
- Others – parents, young educators, settings who are beginning to open up to new possibilities – ask us “who is out there? Where can my children go? Is there a good place in which I could teach? Whom could I visit in my professional learning journey?”
It was 1997 when we held the first exhibit of the Hundred Languages of Children from Reggio Emilia, and commenced our action-research work. Since then, hundreds of thousands of UK educators have visited exhibitions of Reggio’s or Sightlines Initiative’s work, engaged with Sightlines’ conferences, action-research projects or CPD, or been with us on Study Weeks to Reggio Emilia.
If you are working to develop your pedagogy, and you strongly connect with the ethics and practice of the Reggio Approach, we want to include you. We think it is important to be able to show that there is a strong and continuing legacy of this inspirational connection.